World Junior Championship 2007

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  1. Krisna

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  2. Loh

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    Bronze for Singapore Team

    I am most delighted with Singapore's bronze medal finish in this World Junior Championships 2007 in Auckland, NZ.

    Never had the Singapore juniors achieved such a creditable result by coming in third in a world mixed team even, ahead of mighty Indonesia and Malaysia, whom they just managed to beat with identical scores of 3-2 along the way, before losing to runner-up Korea 1-3 for a place in the final. Last year's champion, Korea succumbed to eventual champion, China 1-3.

    Kudos to the Singapore Under-19 team who made Singapore badminton history and every Singaporean badminton fan proud:

    Boys

    Ashton Chen Yongzhao
    Ng Zong Ren
    Thng Boon Seong
    Derek Wong Zi Liang
    Terry Yeo Zhao Jiang

    Girls

    Fu Mingtian
    Gu Juan
    Xing Aiying
    Yao Lei
    Zhang Beiwen

    Hopefully our girls and boys will continue to shine in the individual events. :p;):)
     
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    Singapore youngsters make history

    The Straits Times
    October 29, 2007

    By Leonard Lim


    They upset Malaysia 3-2 to bag Republic's first team medal at World Junior C'ships


    Singapore's young shuttlers ensured their place in the history books yesterday, earning the Republic's first team medal at the 9th World Junior Championships.

    They stunned reigning Asian Junior champions Malaysia 3-2 in the play-off for third place at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere, New Zealand.

    Singapore's previous best in the prestigious Under-19 tournament was sixth spot last year.

    But things nearly did not turn out as well against last year's bronze medallists.

    The Republic had pinned their hopes on Derek Wong winning a crucial third point in the best-of-five format.

    In the men's singles, Derek, 18, was pitted against Lim Fan Yang, who had beaten him in straight games in the 2005 Cheers Youth International.

    Leading 11-5 in the first game, Derek let his guard down and allowed the Malaysian to claw back and take the game 21-19.

    Banking on his superior attacking smashes, the Singaporean composed himself to take the next two games 21-14, 21-19 in a marathon 55-minute match.

    Singapore's other points were delivered - as expected - by Gu Juan in the women's singles and Fu Mingtian and Yao Lei in the women's doubles.

    Gu Juan easily beat Lydia Cheah 21-13, 21-16, while Mingtian/Yao Lei won 21-18, 21-14 against Ng Hui Lin/Goh Liu Ying.

    Gu Juan's variety of strokes around the court gave her an advantage over Lydia, whose main weakness was her lack of mobility.

    Mingtian and Yao Lei, despite being singles specialists, were victorious as they knew each other's play well and covered for each other.

    Malaysia won the mixed doubles and men's doubles.

    Tan Wee Kiong/Woon Khe Wei beat Terry Yeo/Yao Lei 21-18, 22-20.

    Lim Kim Wah/Mak Hee Chun beat Terry/Thng Boon Seong 21-12, 21-10.

    China and South Korea took the gold and silver respectively in the 27-nation competition, which switched from a biennial to an annual format last year.

    In Thursday's qualifying rounds, Singapore beat the Philippines 5-0 and were given a walkover by Sri Lanka.

    They upset Indonesia, who finished fourth last year, 3-2 in Friday's quarter-final.

    In Saturday's semi-final, the Singaporean shuttlers lost 1-3 to the Koreans (with only Xing Aiying beating Bae Youn Joo 16-21, 21-18, 21-15 in 60m).

    Recalling his near-defeat yesterday, Derek said in a telephone interview:

    "After losing the first game, I told myself to persevere and fight on. The first 20 minutes were very tiring, so my strategy was to slow things down in the next two games. I managed to control the game, and attacked fiercely when the opportunities came."

    Xing Aiying, Zhang Beiwen, Ashton Chen and Ng Zong Ren were the Republic's reserves (during that match against Malaysia).

    Jacqueline Lim, the Singapore Badminton Association's chief of high performance and development, said the win augured well for Singapore's future.

    She said: "But the team will henceforth be under more pressure to deliver, now that other countries are aware of our capabilities."

    The individual events begin tomorrow.

    Said Derek: "We've got the day off on Monday but, first, we're going to celebrate this great win with a seafood dinner tonight."


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    October 29, 2007

    By Low Lin Fhoong

    Bronze for Singapore

    Singapore's under-19 badminton team beat Malaysia 3-2 to take the bronze medal in the 2007 KLRC World Junior Championships in New Zealand.

    The score was level at 2-2 after the mixed doubles, women's singles, men's singles and men's doubles events.

    It all came down to the women's doubles and Fu Mingtian and Yao Lei stayed cool to dump Malaysia's Ng Hui Lin and Goh Liu Ying 21-18, 21-14 to clinch the win for the Republic.

    Said Jacqueline Lim, Singapore Badminton Association's chief of high performance and development: "At last year's World Juniors, the team finished in sixth spot. Our president, Minister Lim Swee Say, set a semi-final target for the team at the beginning of this year and we have gone a step further by beating Indonesia and now Malaysia to finish third."

    In yesterday's final, China beat Korea 3-1.
     
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    Greetings from Auckland. I'm here looking after the AUS team. Loh, I was very impressed with your Singapore's team spirit. They were very impressive against INA and MAS.
     
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    Hi Maz

    I was wondering why Erica Pong wasn't on the Aussie team? Is she injured?
     
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    erica needed to focus on her studies/exams this yr.
     
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    wow!!! Arif Nandang [14][​IMG][INA] - [​IMG][MAS] Fang Yang Lim [3] 16-21 21-18 21-18


    arif nandang upset 3rd seed Lim Fang Yang... amazing...
    earlier this day, adi pratama also stunned vountus indra mawan... this year's WJC seems very upredictable... :)
     
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    Thanks Maz! Great to know you're there and having a good impression of our juniors. I thought your team and their NZ counterparts have improved as well. Looks like a great tournament to me and I'm sure the participants will enjoy themselves in such a beautiful country. Enjoy yourself too! :)
     

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